Transportation

Commencement of Xi'an Tongchuan Section of West Extension High speed Railway

Seetao 2022-11-30 12:14
  • The total length of the West Extension High speed Railway is 299km, which is divided into Xi'an Tongchuan and Tongchuan Yan'an sections
  • The Xi'an Tongchuan section under construction is 91km long, with 7 stations, and the construction period is 3 years
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On November 30, 2022, the construction of Xi'an Tongchuan Section of Xi'an Yan'an High speed Railway will start, marking the commencement of the whole West Extension High speed Railway and the further acceleration of the construction of the Western Railway, which will inject new impetus into the rural revitalization of the old revolutionary base areas.

West Extension High Speed Railway

The West Extension High speed Railway is located in Shaanxi Province, with a total length of 299 kilometers and a design speed of 350 kilometers per hour. It is divided into two sections, Xi'an Tongchuan and Tongchuan Yan'an. The total length of Tongchuan Yan'an Section is 208km, and the construction has started on May 1, 2021, with a construction period of 4.5 years.

The total length of the Xi'an Tongchuan section under construction is 91 kilometers, leading out from Xi'an East Railway Station, passing through Gaoling District and Yanliang District of Xi'an City, and Fuping County of Weinan City to Tongchuan City. There are seven stations in total, including Xi'an East Railway Station, Port District East Railway Station, Gaoling Railway Station, Fuping South Railway Station, Tongchuan Railway Station, Xi'an North Railway Station, and Port District. Xi'an North Railway Station is an existing station, and others are new stations. The connecting line between the Port District East Railway Station and Xi'an North Railway Station will be constructed simultaneously, with a construction period of three years.

The West Extension High speed Railway is an important part of Baotou, the eight vertical and eight horizontal high-speed railway network in China, and the Baotou (Yinchuan) Haikou highway from Yinchuan to Haikou. The road network is very important. After the completion of the project, the running time from Xi'an to Yan'an will be shortened from the current two-and-a-half hours to about one hour, which will greatly facilitate the travel of people along the line. It is of great significance to consolidate and expand the achievements of poverty alleviation in old revolutionary base areas, comprehensively promote rural revitalization, and form a new pattern of western development. Editor/He Yuting